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Before having kids, at least half a dozen people gave me the lecture.  You know the one. The lecture that goes something like, "Are you sure you want to have kids?  They are SO expensive.  You'll have so much...
If you were to run into my family and I at, say, the local playground, you probably wouldn't notice anything different about us. You would probably catch our daughter running around, chasing after her big brother. You would see...
I love traditions and family rituals, so it's no surprise that when the winter holidays come around, I get really excited. Surprisingly, I have come to enjoy Advent just as much or more than Christmas. Traditionally, Advent includes the...
I have a new measuring stick. It’s not a yard stick, or a ruler, or a tape measure. It’s called “summers.” That’s right --- I am now measuring life in summers. You see, I just finished the registration process...
It's 8:00 pm, and your kids are finally tucked in their beds, where they will hopefully stay until morning. In the past thirteen hours, you cooked meals, braved the carpool line, and kissed tear-stained cheeks. There's a damp spot...
As I write this, a mom in one of my online moms groups is venting about her son’s open heart procedure coming up later this month. Another is complaining about her mother in law {oh wait, that was me}...
Six years ago, I gave my heart away. The tall, bright eyed drink of water with whom I fell in love was a package deal, with kids in tow, much like myself.  We brought together my two kids and his...
'They' say don't do this and 'They' say don't do that. Who are these 'Theys' and who voted that we should listen to them? As part of my mommy-hood journey, I have found that I should stop listening to...
After a particularly rough day, the best advice I ever received was, Why don’t you go buy some gummy bears, and ride your scooter? And I did. Two miles and a bag of gummies later, I felt better. Now,...
Like most people, I own multiple pairs of jeans. Some of you have amassed such a collection that you have dedicated space in your closet just to hang up pair after pair of dark, light and every-shade-in-between denim. The...

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